Nearly 70% of SNP voters want ‘unauthorised’ referendum if Westminster refuses

In a poll for them but not yet published, the Times, revealed this at 12:01 this morning:

More than two thirds of SNP voters want Nicola Sturgeon to push for an unauthorised independence referendum if the UK government withholds permission from a majority nationalist government. The constitution is reserved to Westminster under the Scotland Act and the common interpretation of the law is that the UK government must transfer authority to Holyrood to hold a second vote on secession. A poll by YouGov for The Times found that 68 per cent of SNP supporters thought that the Scottish government “should try to hold a vote without those powers” if Boris Johnson refuses to engage even if Ms Sturgeon wins a majority next May.

Our stats adviser(14) did point out that 68% is closer to the the Times’ ‘more than two thirds‘ (66.66666%) than our ‘nearly 70%‘, but I’m going with the new SQA method because I spent my childhood in a tenement, a prefab and a scheme, played on a bing and learned to swim in the Forth and Clyde Canal.

I did. All of that is true. You can take the professor out of the scheme but….

I’ll check the poll for other points of interest later.

4 thoughts on “Nearly 70% of SNP voters want ‘unauthorised’ referendum if Westminster refuses”

  1. Do Not go down that road
    It is a gift and a trap the Union would gladly provoke us into
    It is not up to the SNP it solely the responsibility of Scottish citizens and no else
    So given that indisputable fact
    Front of foremost of all Indy parties manifestos at Holyrood 2021 it must be clearly stated that in the event of a majority and especially if that majority is large
    That ASAP a bill will be presented to hold
    A plebiscite WILL be held with 1 simple question and to which only 2 possible answers Yes or No with the caveat that if a majority are Yes then a Sect.30 will be DEMANDED and not asked for
    Q. Do the Scottish people alone have the sovereign right to determine their governance
    That way you force Westminster hands
    And next move is theirs
    If they say No
    Then and only then INDY ref 2
    It has never been tenable for any form of governance to impose its actions against the will of those they govern that refuse to accept it

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  2. Unauthorised? Really? The only referendum we want or need is a referendum authorised by the only body with the rightful authority to authorise a referendum – the Scottish Parliament! #NoSection30 #UnionNoMore #ScottishUDI #WhiteRoseRising

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  3. Just in case Johnson is not lying or bluffing about not giving us a section 30 order let’s designate the Scottish Parliament elections a plebiscite on the dissolution of the 1707 Treaty of Union.

    Yoons will simply boycott any referendum which Westminster does not endorse. Their withdrawal of opposition and lowering of the turnout would invalidate Plan B. But, they cannot boycott 6th May 2021.

    Time is running out for us making a legal escape.

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